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About Us

What is a Finishing School.  The term is used to describe a place where your education is “finished” with knowledge of the social and life skills necessary for success in today’s world.  Proverbs 31 Finishing School has been sharing this knowledge to students of all ages for more than 12 years.

Miriam Gail Becker

Mrs. Miriam Gail Becker, President, is a born again Christian and felt the calling of God to reach out to the women & girls of today to guide them in Christian behavior and give them tools for success where ever God leads them.


To prepare her for this ministry, Mrs. Becker was chosen Q83 Talk Radio's Resident Manners Coach in Ohio for her light-hearted responses to call-in questions on their morning show.


Additionally her manners classes were voted most fun activity by the Northeast Ohio Girl Scouts, (second only to Cedar Point Amusement Park in 2010). 


Her Ladies Tea Room "Southern Gardens" was designated as #1 in the State of Ohio and nominated as a "place not to miss" by the Akron Beacon Journal subscribers. 


Mrs Becker's was the host of an on-line Christian Radio Show called GG Talks, and continues with her Interior Decorating business.


Her hope is to share her love of God and prepare today's women and men for a future full of promise..

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Janie Heatherly

Mrs. Heatherly has been in ministry for many years to those incarcerated in Prison.  Her Godly manner and loving attention to those in need make her a favorite P31FS instructor.  As our Assistant Director, her attention to detail and dedication to the Lord's work give her the tools she needs for ministry work and it is evident in her life.  

Mission Statement

Our mission is to guide men & women in achieving their highest potential through life-skills training in  etiquette and self-worth using God's word.


About Us

In today's fast paced world, there are men and women who are not coping with life well. Proverbs 31 Finishing School and Freedom Star Programs work with area missions and ministries to give life-skills to those in desperate need of help to find a new life. Then they can move forward with a brighter, more fulfilling future as sons and daughters of the King of Kings.

Rm 8:16-17, "The spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God and if children, then heirs - heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,..."


Each of our gifted Directors are experienced in teaching God’s word and bringing it alive in the skills for life today.

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Miriam Gail Becker


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Ron Becker

Men's Freedom Star Director

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Colleen Styer

Director in the

State of Ohio

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Yemi Olegunde

Director in Ekiti Ekiti, Nigeria

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Renee Bruce

Director of in the

State of South Carolina.

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Tabatha McKinney

Podcast Director



Miriam Gail Becker

Janie Heatherly

Carolyn Edwards

Ronald Becker, Freedom Star

South Carolina:

Renee Bruce

Ekiti, Nigeria:

Yemi Ologunde


Colleen Styer

Winner of the 2019 Salvation Army Cup of Hope Award

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Student Reviews


"Miss Janie was so sweet and helpful and made me see everything through a different light.  She's very understanding and shared some very heartfelt stories to me."

The Women of Salvation Army - 2018


What Others Say

"I am involved with offering eye exams to the students in schools and other charitable orgainzations in the Roane County area.  I was very impressed with the young girls at the TN Baptist Children's Home in Oakdale as to their over all presentation of themselves as young ladies. I understand from Mrs. Becker of Proverbs 31 Finishing School, they were the first graduating class from the school.  I would like to see this finishing school  course  be added to the after school offerings in Roane County."

Silvia Mende, O.D.

Tennessee Eye Care

Harriman , TN

Michele Sarnowski Young posted

to: Manners with Miss Miriam division of Proverbs 31 Finishing School


February 14, 2014:  It is so important to assist our youth with manners and tidbits to live in this world but its more, to have the right people guide their lessons!

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